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Latest News & Analysis
Feb. 2, 2010

1. 8 Statistics on Registered Nurse Compensation. Click Here

2. 13 Reimbursement and Business Concepts to Know About GI in ASCs. Click Here

3. Liquidity Analysis for Surgery Centers Based on Facility Size. Click Here

4. ASC Communications has four separate free electronic publications: 1. This Becker's ASC Review E-weekly; 2. Becker's Healthcare Daily Alert; 3. Becker's ASC Review E-weekly; and 4. Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review E-weekly. If you would like to be removed from any of the publications' lists, please e-mail or and specify the electronic publications you would like to be removed from or specify all.

5. 5 Steps to Creating a Balanced Pain Management Surgery Center. Click Here

6. Health Organizations Call on FTC to Exclude Healthcare Professionals From Red Flags Rule. Click Here

7. Register today for the 8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASCs: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 10-12, 2010, Chicago). It will feature terrific presentations including "An Analysis of Clinical Outcomes for Spine Procedures Performed in ASCs" by Dr. Ken Pettine of Loveland Surgery Center and "The Best Procedures to Add to ASCs Now" by Dr. John Hajjar. Learn more. Click Here See below for more highlights.

8. The Web site for ASD Management (formerly Woodrum/ASD) is now live at

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8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 10-12, 2010; Chicago)

Register today for the 8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues (June 10-12, 2010; Chicago) by clicking here. This exclusive conference, sponsored by the Ambulatory Surgery Association, Ambulatory Surgery Foundation, Becker's ASC Review and Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Reivew, is focused on key business, financial, clinical and legal issues facing orthopedic, spine and pain management-driven ASCs. It brings together ASC business and strategy leaders to discuss how to improve your organization and its bottom line in these challenging but opportunity-filled times.

Here are just 5 of the 91 terrific sessions:

1. A Step by Step Guide to Recruiting Orthopedic and Spine Surgeons - Chris Suscha, VP of Business Development, Meridian Surgical Partners

2. The Best Ideas for Orthopedic and Spine-Driven ASCs Now - Brent Lambert, MD, FACS, President & Co-Founder, Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America, Joseph Burkhardt, MD, Brookside Surgery Center, Kenny Hancock, President, Meridian Surgical Partners, James T. Caillouette, MD, Chairman, Newport Orthopedic Institute

3. 10 Keys to Improve Billing and Collections - Caryl Serbin, CEO, Serbin Surgical Center Billing

4. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in ASCs - Greg Poulter, MD, Surgeon, Peak One Surgery, Center, and Lisa Austin, RN, CASC, Vice President of Operations, Pinnacle III

5. Key Concepts to Improve the Profitability of Spine Programs - John Caruso, MD, Jim Lynch, MD, Founder Surgery Center of Reno, Moderator, and Jeff Leland, Managing Director, Blue Chip Surgical Partners

For more information about the program, please download the conference brochure (PDF), click here or call (703) 836-5904. There are four ways you can register:
  1. Online. Register through our secure Web site.
  2. Phone. Call (703) 836-5904 or (800) 417-2035.
  3. Fax. Print the conference brochure (PDF), fill-out the registration on p. 7 and fax it to (703) 836-2090.

Upcoming Events

8th Annual Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management Driven ASC Conference
June 10-12, 2010

Hospitals and Health Systems Conference: Improving Profitability and Business and Legal Issues
April 13-14

17th Annual Improving the Profitability and Business and Legal Issues ASC Conference
October 20-22, 2010

For a complete list of upcoming events, click here.
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